There might be a school of thought that believes 'I think thin therefore I am', but mind over matter is not enough when it comes to keeping fit. With the best will in the world you need to actually put in some hard work too. However, all work and no joy makes working out a real chore.
If you’ve been feeling under the weather, or battling a more serious health complaint, the road to recovery might involve lots of bed rest. However, before you put your feet up you might want to consider the benefits that a fitness plan might bring too, as it seems that some exercise can often help the medicine go down and for you to get back on your feet again.
“Nothing happens until something moves.” Albert Einstein might have been referring to more than just you getting off the sofa and into a fitness plan, but the fact remains that to make something happen you need action. For action you need motivation, and this is the part where many would-be fitness fans come a little unstuck.
Do you know what a WOD is? The Workout of the Day is at the core of CrossFit training techniques and consists of daily exercises which keeps you on your toes with different challenges. The simplicity of the idea belies the challenging reality of CrossFit which utilizes intensity, load and scale to really keep even the most athletic person progressing and working toward a fitter outcome.
When it comes to exercise, there will eventually be a time when you may injure yourself. Often, after an injury, you are advised to take plenty of rest or perhaps to adopt rehabilitation exercises. While this will be a huge help in your recovery, it’s crucial not to forget one vital part of getting better – eating healthy.
If you are one of those people think who think of fitness for the older generation is perhaps a gentle stroll, or a spot of light gardening, then think again. It’s not just about keeping muscles supple and joints less stiff, or keeping the weight off.
Less than three hours of exercise a week can reduce the risks of killer Type 2 diabetes by around 60% according to a new study. Whilst a combination of weight training and aerobic workouts is the most effective, recent research suggests resistance training alone has a positive impact on the disease.
It’s summer — the sun is shining, swimming suits are on, the lemonade is poured and and the pool is calling our names. But wait, did you remember the most important accessory.
If you spend many nights counting sheep and trying to get some good quality sleep or are sleep deprived then the answer might lie in yoga. Chanting ‘Om’, meditation and learning yoga breathing exercises is, according to a recent study, a way to not only drop off more easily but have a better sleep once you’ve actually nodded off.
Having trouble running your first 5K or 10K? Ever wonder how some runners can keep running as if they weren’t getting tired? For beginners, long distance running can be an intimidating and exhausting challenge but the trick isn’t to jump straight into long runs, but to build up to it.